One of the most interesting, but perhaps overlooked, education researchers is Graham Nuthall. Nuthall’s findings, published in several places including the Harvard Review, proposed through a great deal of supporting evidence that students need to encounter a new fact, concept or proposition three or four times in two days for them to remember it a year later. This gained a certain amount of attention in the education research community but I doubt that it has been heard of in most schools.
What is so powerful about this is that it is so simple. It is not difficult to plan or implement. Many of us do it anyway, though perhaps